Category: Industrial Design, DFM, experiment with electrical components
Time: 2022 Summer, 14 weeks
Role: Industrial designer
Digital distraction has bothered generations of people. It gets even worse for gen Z and gen alpha. More and more people feel it hard to fall asleep quickly. And one of the biggest culprits is the mobile phone.
I want to find an activity that makes people feel somehow sleepy but far more meaningful than just spending time on digital platforms. Reading a book is perfect in this situation.
The I-BOOK lamp is crafted to encourage the habit of bedtime reading.
It activates when a book is picked up, automatically turning off when the book is placed back. The timer initiates upon book pickup, gradually dimming the light to foster a calming environment conducive to sleep.
How it works..
Focus 1: Prototyping
The process has a huge focus on prototyping ranging from low fidelity - for proportion & basic interaction - to high fidelity for detailed interaction, increased durability & DFA simplification
Focus 2: CAD Iteration
I wanted the lamp functions duo purposes as a bedside reading lamp or a task lamp for home studio. Lots of CAD iteration were done to achieve the final result.
Inspiration: Architectural & Contemporary Home
Focus 3: Fabrication
I worked with a local fabricator in LA to make the lamp. During the process,
I learned a lot about metal fabrication & how to deal with manufacturing constraints.
CMF: Wood Selection